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Lesson Plans (7) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Multimedia (2) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet.
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ALEX Lesson Plans  
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Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12), or Credit Recovery Science (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: What's Wrong With Global Climate Change? I Like it Warm!
Description: Students will identify factors that affect the solubility of a salt and test one of the factors (temperature). They will apply their experience to ocean salinity, the effects of temperature on the composition of ocean water, and what effects that could have.


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Subject: Credit Recovery Science (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Magic Milk
Description: This lesson is designed to engage students in a discussion and demonstration of molecules, surface tension, and bonding.  Students will use hands-on materials as well as technology.  This lesson shows how a solution works to achieve equilibrium.  This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Credit Recovery Science (8 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Mentos, Soda, and Nucleation
Description: In this lesson, Mentos candy and different types of soda are used to show examples of nucleation, surface tension, surface area, polar attractions, and supersaturated materials. A video will be used to show the examples and the students will then work in groups to determine what their hypothesis is about what is happening and why. The students will be given a chance to debate with other students about why their hypothesis is correct. This lesson could be used in eighth grade physical science, physical science, chemistry, and/or physics.


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Subject: Credit Recovery Science (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Which Came First, Ice Cream or Refrigeration?
Description: As students begin their study of states of matter, this hands-on activity demonstrates how the interaction of a solid and a liquid can reverse the initial state of each material.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


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Subject: Credit Recovery Science (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Gas Pressure
Description: This lesson is a demonstration lecture that defines gas pressure in terms of force, explains how pressure is measured, and defines and converts units of pressure. Students will create a slide show presentation on a gas and its uses in science, medicine, or technology.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans  
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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Lawn Nitrates     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how nitrates used as lawn fertilizer can be dangerous to the environment and human health. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Drying Dishes     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how a quirk of dish drying shows off a fundamental idea behind the chemistry of water. Because of their different compositions, plastic takes a lot longer to dry than glass. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



ALEX Learning Activities  
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Title: The Wonderful World of Chemical Reactions
Digital Tool: Amazing Chemical Reactions YouTube Video
Digital Tool Description: This video will show students some amazing chemical reactions that they might not see in the classroom.

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Title: Determine Reaction Rates
Digital Tool: Reaction Rate
Digital Tool Description: The Reaction Rate for a given chemical reaction is the measure of the change in concentration of the reactants or the change in concentration of the products per unit time. The reaction rate can be determined by measuring how fast the concentration of A or B decreases, or by how fast the concentration of AB increases.

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Title: Reaction Rates Affected by Temperatures
Digital Tool: Smart exchange-Chemical Reaction Rate
Digital Tool Description: The Reaction Rate for a given chemical reaction is the measure of the change in concentration of the reactants or the change in concentration of the products per unit time. The reaction rate can be determined by measuring how fast the concentration of A or B decreases, or by how fast the concentration of AB increases.


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Thinkfinity Multimedia  
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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Lawn Nitrates     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how nitrates used as lawn fertilizer can be dangerous to the environment and human health. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Drying Dishes     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how a quirk of dish drying shows off a fundamental idea behind the chemistry of water. Because of their different compositions, plastic takes a lot longer to dry than glass. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12